8 days in Shenandoah Valley & Hershey Itinerary

8 days in Shenandoah Valley & Hershey Itinerary

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Bus to SkyConnect Passenger Terminal Station, Fly to Washington Dulles
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Luray
— 2 nights
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Hershey
— 5 nights
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Luray

Cabin Capital of Virginia

Nestled in the heart of the valley formed by the Shenandoah River, Luray draws visitors with a vast underground cavern system adorned with stalactites, stalagmites, and mirrored pools.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Luray Caverns and The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Luray: White Oak Lavender Farm & The Purple WOLF Vineyard (in Harrisonburg), McGaheysville (Black Bear Art Studio & Massanutten Indoor WaterPark) and Grace Place Christian Store (in Front Royal). There's lots more to do: trek along Stony Man Mountain Overlook, indulge in some personalized pampering at The Wright Touch, explore the fascinating underground world of Skyline Caverns, and take in nature's colorful creations at Birdsong Pleasure Garden.

To find photos and more tourist information, read Luray tour planning app.

Ocala to Luray is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Ocala in December, things will get colder in Luray: highs are around 50°F and lows about 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Hershey.

Things to do in Luray

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

5
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Hershey

Chocolatetown, USA

Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
Attractions like Longwood Gardens and Koziar's Christmas Village make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Auburn Heights Preserve (in Yorklyn), Leaman's Place Covered Bridge (in Intercourse) and Anson B. Nixon Park (in Kennett Square). Pack the 4th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Hersheypark. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Hershey Story Museum, explore the striking landscape at Devils Den, steep yourself in history at Little Round Top, and relax in the rural setting at The Amish Farm and House.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Hershey online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Luray to Hershey in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Luray in December, plan for slightly colder days in Hershey, with highs around 44°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hershey

Theme Parks · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips